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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 • Posted October 6, 2010

Testimonies are filed and can be viewed on the PUC interchange under control number 38354. There is a spot for item numbers and if you enter greater than 2400 it wiil bring up all of the recent activity. There is a tremendous volume of information coming from all sides on this issue.

ERCOT has ruled that there is a need for a powerline to come through the Hill Country. LCRA continues to say that the Horse Hollow Line should not even be considered as an option. ERCOT kinda, maybe agrees. The Administrative Law Judge is considering a motion to remove Horse Hollow as intervenors. Horse Hollow continues to file their arguments and insist their line is a viable option. CVA claims that the Horse Hollow line is only utilizing 25% of its capacity. In the meantime all of the other participants are trying to convince the judge to put the line anywhere but on their place.

Rebuttals of testimony have to be filed by Oct 13. Our lawyers are diligently reading through mountains of testimony, Looking for statements that need to be challenged or used to reinforce our position on not using the P-Line as the route for this powerline. If you have the time, go to the PUC website and read all the testimony you can. Look for anything that can be used to our advantage, and contact us with your thoughts.

Unsung heroes; There are several people in this community that have contributed money to the P-Line intervention fund that are not impacted directly by this powerline but felt it was the right thing to do. Not all of them live here but have property or strong ties to this community. The thousands of dollars contributed were given because people in this part of the world still know what neighboring is all about. Their names wiil never show up on a public list, but the next time you see your neighbor tell him how much you appreciate him and you won't forget the gate swings both ways.

As always if you want to visit about the latest goings on or need help in accessing information call Ron Crocker at 325-347-6378; Lee McMillan at 325-347-6683; or, Lee Lasater at 325-347-1078.

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